IDAHO LICENSING BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/4/2010

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Nina J. Woods, M.Ed. - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Kathryn Hill

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick, M.Ed†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deborah Sexton, Technical Records Spec. II

 

OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††† K. Kristine Newkirk, applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William Hazle

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William L. Mauk, Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Leslie Passalacqua, applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rosalind Passalacqua

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Anthony Passalacqua

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. John Andersen, applicant

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sheila Shumacher

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sister Rose, applicant

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The meeting was called to order at 9:00 MDT by Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the February 2 & 3, 2010 minutes.  Ms. Crockett moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Mr. Glick moved to amend the agenda due to the Board being notified that David Leroy would not be attending the meeting but sent correspondence for the Board to review instead.Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to request the Bureau update the PSR (psycho-social rehabilitation) section under the FAQ page to reflect the February 2010 minutes. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.She also mentioned the Bureau will be moving to the Hall of Mirrors by July 1, 2010.The new location will save money for the boards.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a negative cash balance of $10,195.72 with revenues of $144,270.58 and expenditures of $120,924.92 as of 04/30/2010.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

For Board Determination:

 

I-COU-2008-3††††† C alleged that R, a counselor at an adolescent and youth wilderness survival program, failed to ensure that Cís 14-year-old daughter was adequately isolated from the boys in the camp.Investigation revealed that R was the director of the camp, that another staff member was the staff person assigned to be responsible for Cís daughter, that the staff member did not observe anything out of the ordinary and that the staff member later learned that Cís daughter had ďsnuck outĒ and had sex with a boy.R stated that there were two staff members set up between the boys and girls sites, and as soon as the incident was reported the program made immediate changes to address the issue.Investigation did not reveal any evidence to support that R violated any of the Boardís laws or rules.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Crockett moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure with an advisory letter to the facility to remind them of informed consent. Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2009-16 and I-COU-2009-17C, who leased office space from R, alleged that R breached the contract, failed to allow continuation of referrals, and failed to allow C to notify clients of Rís pending move.After investigation, a pro reviewer found that there was personal animosity between the parties and that ďit appears that both the C and the R in this case have let emotions cloud their judgment.ĒThe pro reviewer did not find any violations of the ACA Code of Ethics by R; therefore, IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Mr. Glick moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2009-22†† C alleged that R and Rís staff (1) conspired to deprive C of his civil rights, (2) threatened and coerced C to ďforce himĒ to continue services with Rís agency, and (3) threatened to take away all state mental and medical services for C.C also filed a case against Rís agency in federal district court.The investigation did not reveal any evidence to support Cís allegations, and Cís federal court claims were dismissed.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Crockett moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2010-26†† R initially failed to provide documentation of 3 hours in ethics in response to a CE audit request but subsequently provided documentation verifying completion of adequate ethics hours to carry over tothe audit period.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Hill moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

I-COU-2010-27†† The documentation submitted by R in response to an audit request failed to identify how many of the 22 hours submitted were for ethics.R subsequently submitted documentation verifying that R obtained 3 hours in ethics during the audit period.IBOL recommends that the Board authorize closure. Ms. Spenner moved to accept IBOLís recommendation for closure. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2010-14 to members Board.  Mr. Glick moved to approve the stipulation and consent order, and authorize the Chair to sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel presented COU-2007-10 to members of the Board. Ms. Crockett moved to approve termination of supervision.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Peel followed up with the Board about a complaint regarding the PSR job description listed on the State website.The Division of Human Resources changed the job description.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed substance use disorders/dual diagnosis.The Board reviewed the October 2009 minutes in which the Board declined to alter the scope of practice language to include substance abuse treatment, given that not all counselors possess this training.The Boardís role is to regulate its licensees.Scope of practice issues should be taken up by the associations.

 

The Board requested the minutes reflect that it would like to continue its conversation with the Office of Drug Policy about credentialing and licensure of substance use disorder specialists.

 

Dr. Freeman updated members of the Board on the PSR (psycho-social rehabilitation) legislation. The House Health and Welfare Committee voted against passage of the proposed PSR bill in committee.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed rule changes and will be forming a workgroup to go through the rules.Dr. Freeman will draft a letter to go out to the associations requesting names of those who might be interested in volunteering for this.The Board will select names of individuals to work on this project at its July 2010 meeting.

 

The Board discussed the new rule change in regard to continuing education.The Board reviewed its special exemption rule regarding continuing education. Under the special exemption rule, the Board agreed licensees would not need to meet the new requirement upon their first renewal after March 29, 2010.The new rule would be affective upon the 2nd renewal.Dr. Freeman moved to direct IBOL staff to respond to licensees.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Ryan Porter in regard to information about programs for impaired counselors.The Board discussed this matter and noted it was dealt with on an individual basis.The Board will add this topic to its strategic plan to review in the future.

 

The Board broke for lunch at 11:55 AM.

 

The Board reconvened at 1:00 PM.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Glick that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Ms. Newkirk and Mr. Mauk addressed the Board regarding Ms. Newkirkís application.

 

Dr. Freeman moved to approve Karen Kristine Newkirk for a clinical professional counselor license in Idaho.Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Glick that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Mr. Glick moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Ms. Passalacqua addressed the Board regarding her application.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Glick that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Ms. Crockett moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Dr. Freeman was excused at 2:50 PM.

 

Mr. Andersen addressed the Board regarding his application.

 

Ms. Schumacher from Army OneSource addressed the Board about a current training program to help Idaho soldiers, families and vets.No further action was taken.

 

Sister Rose addressed the Board regarding her application.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Holly Clark.The Board would like Ms. Clark to appear before the Board once a completed application has been submitted.

 

The Board adjourned at 4:05 PM MDT.

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 5/5/2010

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Nina J. Woods, M.Ed. - Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Kathryn Hill

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dorothy Ann Spenner, LCPC, LMFT

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick, M.Ed†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

BUREAU STAFF: ††††††††††††††††††††††† Deborah Sexton, Technical Records Spec. II

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 MDT by Nina J. Woods, M.Ed.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed random audits from the supervisor registry to ensure supervisors have met the requirements.The Board also discussed ongoing training for supervisors and adding a section regarding supervision to the Board webpage.The Board will follow up with these topics.

 

Board Business File

 

Correspondence

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Hester Garman Tuttle regarding continuing education.Ms. Crockett moved to grant a waiver to Ms. Tuttle based on Rule 425.06. Seconded Ms. Spenner, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Pamela Linton regarding continuing education.Ms. Spennermoved that the Board grant a waiver to Ms. Linton based on Rule 425.06. Seconded by Ms. Crockett, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Ingri Koloski regarding continuing education.Ms. Crockett moved to grant a waiver to Ms. Koloski based on Rule 425.06. Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from David Leroy regarding Millicent Smith.No further action was taken.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Glick that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law and Idaho Code ß 67-2345(1)(f).  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials and discuss possible litigation.Seconded by Ms. Spenner, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; Ms. Hill, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Ms. Hill was excused at 12:00 PM.

 

Ms. Crockett moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Ms. Woods, aye; Ms. Crockett, aye; Ms. Spenner, aye; Mr. Glick, aye; and Dr. Freeman, aye.

 

Dr. Freeman reviewed a draft letter with the Board that will be sent out to the Chair Educators regarding the changes in Rule 150.02.b.

 

Applications

 

Ms. Crockett moved to approve Leslie Passalacqua and Heather Pekus for licensure and Michelle Armstrong for Intern status pending additional information properly submitted to the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Ms. Spenner deferred further review of 901111892 until clarification and additional information could be provided for the Board to consider.Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Ms. Spenner deferred further review of 901111320 until clarification and additional information could be provided for the Board to consider.Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Approved

 

Ms. Crockett moved to approve the following applicants.  Seconded by Mr. Glick, motion carried.

 

Licensure

 

††††††††††† WANDLER JAMES RICHARD†††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4513

††††††††††† PRIMROSE JENNIFER LEE†††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4512

††††††††††† RAMAKER JOSEPH JAMES†††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4510

††††††††††† DAVENPORT HUNT DONNA KAY††††††††††† LPC-4506

††††††††††† DEEG MICHELLE DUSTIE ††††††††††† LPC-4499

††††††††††† MARKHAM R BRANDON†† ††††††††††††††††††††††† LPC-4498

††††††††††† PALMER RICHARD JAMES††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4497

††††††††††† PEKUS HEATHER ASHLEY††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4494

††††††††††† BENNETT MARCIE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LPC-4485

††††††††††† GEBHART WENDY JOANN†††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4476

††††††††††† SHABER JOSEPH†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LPC-4451

††††††††††† DAVIDSON MICHELL L††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† LPC-4271

††††††††††† FEEK TRACI†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† LPC-4140

††††††††††† MESA SISTER ROSE†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† LMFT-4384

††††††††††† BROWNING JENNIFER MICHELLE††††††††† LCPC-4509

††††††††††† ROTH NANCY†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LCPC-4507

††††††††††† BOEHM JENNIFER BETH SHELL††††††††††† LCPC-4500

††††††††††† LUQUE SAMUEL†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LCPC-4495

††††††††††† NEWKIRK KAREN KRISTINE†††††††† ††††††††††† LCPC-4477

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Glick moved to adjourn at 4:00 p.m.Seconded by Dr. Freeman, motion carried.

 

Conferences

 

NBCC - August 12th Ė 14th, 2010 Ė Ms. Woods

IDAMFT ~ September 10th & 11th, 2010

AMFTRB & CLEAR ~ September 2010

ISCA ~ October 2010

 

2010 MEETING DATES

July 22nd & 23rd, 2010

October 5th & 6th, 2010

 

 

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Nina J. Woods, M.Ed., Chair†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Roberta Crockett, M.A.

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Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J. Kathryn Hill

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Dorothy Ann Spenner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jon W. Glick,M.Ed.

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Tana Cory, Bureau Chief